Death toll in raging California wildfires jumps to 63, list of missing doubles to 600+

The deadliest fire in California’s history continues to burn uncontained as recovery teams find more and more bodies. With 63 victims confirmed so far, the local sheriff says there are over 600 reports of missing persons. The towns of Paradise and Butte were all but leveled in the blaze, which engulfed 8,700 homes and spread […]

Raging California wildfires force LA Rams to cancel training as players, coaches evacuate homes

The Los Angeles Rams canceled practice on Friday as the wildfires sweeping California forced around 20 players and coaches from the NFL team to evacuate their homes amid apocalyptic scenes in the state. Two wildfires raging in Ventura and Los Angeles counties caused the Rams to change their plans as about 45 employees in total […]

Trump’s trade war with China is still raging — here are the states that could end up getting whacked

Mark Wilson/Getty; Naohiko Hatta/Getty; Shayanne Gal/Business Insider President Donald Trump is reportedly set to impose tariffs on another $ 200 billion worth of Chinese goods. The move would be an escalation of the US-China trade war and another step toward Trump’s threat to impose tariffs on all Chinese goods entering the US. Tennessee is most […]

I tried a new virtual reality program that puts firefighter trainees in front of a raging fire to prep them for life-threatening situations

Supplied I have been trying out a new virtual reality program that helps firefighters to get accustomed to dangerous, high-pressure situations without them having to be physically in the field tackling real fires. Dimension Data, a global technology integrator and managed services provider, and Flaim Systems, an immersive VR start-up owned by Deakin University, have […]

3 a.m. bankruptcy filings, unpaid millions, and IHOb burgers: Inside the $23 million battle raging within Applebee’s (DIN)

Hollis Johnson/Business Insider Applebee’s parent company, Dine Brands, and its second-largest franchisee, RMH Holdings, are battling in court, with Dine Brands attempting to take control of dozens of the franchisee’s restaurants.  RMH controls more than 140 Applebee’s locations and filed for bankruptcy in May, blaming Dine Brands’ “ill-advised and value-destroying” decisions for struggling sales and […]

A baby in the UK reportedly said ‘Alexa’ as his first word, and it reveals a raging debate over how children use tech (AMZN)

Jeffrey Dastin/Reuters A baby in the UK apparently said “Alexa” before he said “mama” or “dada,” his parents, Lottie Ledger and Mark Brady, told Caters News Agency. It’s another example of a new technology becoming commonplace enough that it can affect children early in their lives. Amazon recently came out with a kid’s edition of its […]

Raging human drivers slap, body slam innocent self-driving cars

Enlarge / A Chevrolet Bolt AV self-driving test car like this one was involved in two incidents in San Francisco. (credit: Jeff Kowalsky/Bloomberg via Getty Images) Since the beginning of the year, six collision reports involving autonomous vehicles have been officially filed with the California Department of Motor Vehicles. Of those, two involve humans mildly attacking […]

The Voice UK 2018: Viewers RAGING after ‘best singer’ booted from show

However, loyal viewers who had stuck with the show through the blind auditions were left fuming at the ITV show. The Voice UK, fronted by Emma Willis with Jennifer Hudson, Tom Jones, Olly Murs and completing the judging panel, booted its “best singer” this evening. Fans were shocked as favourite Simon Davies left the […]

5 major fires are raging in Southern California — here’s the latest size, location, and damage of each

AP Photo/Noah Berger Firefighters are battling a series of out-of-control wildfires in Los Angeles, Ventura, and San Diego counties, and the blazes are showing no signs of slowing. A new fire, the Lilac Fire, broke out in San Diego County on Thursday evening, prompting further evacuations and school closures. State officials say more than 168,000 […]

One chart highlights the tug-of-war raging over control of the stock market

Reuters / Michael Buholzer S&P 500 intra-sector correlation is close to the lowest on record, showing that industries within the index have been trading independently of one another. The offsetting nature of S&P 500 sector moves has been particularly pronounced in the past week as traders rotate out of tech and into financials and telecom. […]